Been trying new things #amwriting #poetry #shortstories

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. It’s been a fab and busy few months.

I’ve connected with many other writers this year – via blogs, a critique group, social media, online courses and a local course. 

These have all been invaluable for sharing and developing writing skills. There’s always something new to learn. It’s inspiring to interact with those who share a passion (obsession!) for writing.

On my local course I took the opportunity to temporarily venture away from working on short stories and flash fiction. Things that I’ve written lately include poetry, travel articles and a modern fairytale. I’ve never done any of these before and it was challenging and rewarding to try new things. 

I’m currently surrounded by drafts of short stories though! Need to summon the elusive ‘completer-finisher’ and get subbing these to magazines!

How is your writing going?


#amwriting Busy with three new writing projects #shortstories

So far this summer I’ve submitted three short stories to magazines and have another one in a competition. 

I’m now working on three very different stories. 

The first is about woman and a pier. It’s been emotionally challenging writing this one.

The next is proving more fun to write. It’s about a divisive personal trainer. I like writing feisty protagonists!

My third draft is a time-slip story. Still lots to do – it’s perfectly formed in my head, but not much on paper yet!

What writing projects are you working on this summer?

Onto the next projects! #amwriting #amediting

I’ve submitted my 1000 word short story to a magazine. Onto the next projects!

Rather than continuing with outlining my novel, I’ve decided to focus on revising and editing two of my other short stories.

One is a romance (3000 words) set in the Australian Outback. I completed this a few years ago and it’s been languishing in my filing cabinet. Time to polish it up for submission.

The other is a draft (currently around 1000 words) for a romance set on an italian island. This still needs a lot of work.

Excited to be progressing with both of these. Will keep you updated!


Welcome to the blog of KJ Carine, fiction writer, blogger and daydreamer.

I plan to share and update my writing journey here.

Here’s my work in progress (May 2016):

– A thousand word short story written in the third person that I plan to rewrite (in the first person) and submit to a women’s magazine.

– An outline for the romance novel that I’ve always wanted to write.

Thanks for joining me here!